You have to love Arnie’s 1990 Total Recall. Masses of excess, blood and deaths galore, three boobies before everyone in Paul said it was awesome and Michael Ironside losing his arms.
Len Wiseman is bringing us a reworking of the film, this time deaing with competition between two very much Earth-bound nation states, Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Colin Farrell’s factory worker coming to believe that he is a spy, though without any clear idea as to which side he is on.
Ronny Cox played villain Vilos Cohaagen in the 1990 film with much sneering and malice and this time around Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) is on duty, with Cohaagen as the leader of Euromerica, planning an invasion of New Shanghai. At least in theory, all of this is beginning to sound a bit more promising, with some new ideas seemingly cropping up rather than a straight remake.
We’ll keep you posted as more news breaks.